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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. An extensive genus of fossil ferns; -- so named from the regular comblike arrangement of the leaflets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of widely disseminated fossil ferns, occurring in large numbers in the coal-measures of Europe and America, and found also in the Middle Devonian of New Brunswick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Carboniferous fossil fern characterized by a regular arrangement of the leaflets resembling a comb

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